Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit visited Jungle Bay and met with a team of computer programmers and software developers on Saturday.
During the meeting, PM Skerrit along with computer programmers and software developers discussed the opportunities created in the digital economy.
The Prime Minister said:On Saturday, I met with a group of computer programmers and software developers at Jungle Bay, to discuss the opportunities created in the digital economy.”
The Prime Minister further assured that his government will provide full support to the sector and encourage young people to participate. “I heard their ideas and recommendations and assured them of the government’s support for youth participation in the sector,” the prime minister said.
He added that a number of entrepreneurs have “already operated in the digital space making presentations”.
Alongside Prime Minister Skerrit, this meeting took place in the presence of the Minister of Digital Economy – Cassanni Laville, Coordinator of the Digital Economy Unit – Mr. Robert Tonge, and other Ministers and Senior Officials of the government.
In addition, the Prime Minister informed that the Commonwealth of Dominica government is continuously working to develop the digital economy as part of the Caribbean Digital Transformation Project. The government has invested approximately $75 million in the project.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said:The Government of Dominica is investing $75 million in the development of the digital economy as part of the Caribbean Digital Transformation Project.”
Dominicans praised the government for the work it is doing to uplift the youth. One said: “It’s great to see”, another said: “Great initiative. Creating opportunities for our brightest minds”. The third said that the government led by Roosevelt is a perfect example of “a government for its people and by the people”.
Dominica has embarked on the road to success under the leadership of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Recently, the government announced the transformation of machine-readable passports into electronic passports (or chips).